Thursday, December 16, 2010

A little more Christmas

Julia from Hooked on Houses is having a Holiday House Tour today. I love Julia's parties! Today I'll show you a bit of my kitchen all dressed up for Christmas. If you'd like to see more of my kitchen, click here. And now for some of our Christmas touches in the kitchen.

When my boys were babies, we lived in Michigan, where we had lots of snowmen. When we moved back to the South, some good friends gave us these snowman plates:

I get them out every Christmas, and they set the tone for our kitchen decor.

I love to put snowmen on my antique dough cabinet

and over in my Mom Corner.

This year I added a garland to the stair railing

complete with rusty snowmen:

The table centerpiece, compliments of my youngest son, includes a whole snow scene made of Lego bricks:

There's even a cute snowman sled on the door leading out to my screened porch:

Here, you can see him better in this photo:

One of my favorite things about my kitchen is that the screened porch is adjacent to it. I don't go to much trouble to decorate the porch, but I do add a few things to make it festive.

There are a few things you can't see in these photos. . . like the pile of ornaments that have NOT been made into ornament wreaths. Yet. Or maybe ever.

Or this kind of monkey business that goes along with Christmas baking:

Do you think Snickers the beagle is standing guard, or just waiting her turn?

Thanks for joining me for a look at my Christmas kitchen!


Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Everything looks very beautiful and I love the Lego centerpiece. :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, wow, your home looks so warm and welcoming. I just love your porch, and you've got it looking so pretty for the holidays. Thanks for inviting us in, Richella! Merry Christmas!! :)

Southern Lady said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful! I love your tasteful decorating. Carla

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Ahhhh! Your PORCH! Wow. And I love the doors. Your decor is so warm and festive too!!

Our dog Winston stole cookie dough right off the cookie sheet this year. He is getting bolder in his old age, he never would have done that when he was younger. I think he learned some bad tricks along the way from his cousin (dog) lol! So funny!

Merry Christmas!!

Patti said...

The dogs made me laugh!! Love the lanterns in your porch and I especially love the lamps on each side of your sink - unique idea!! Happy Holidays to you!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

1. I love the rusty snowmen!
2. I really love that you have Lee's Lego creation on the table. To me, that says you are down to earth, care about your family, and you don't take yourself too seriously.
3. I totally think she's standing guard! Love their jackets. Penny has a Christmas sweater, but Emma is so fat and furry that she doesn't need one. ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

1. I love the rusty snowmen!
2. I really love that you have Lee's Lego creation on the table. To me, that says you are down to earth, care about your family, and you don't take yourself too seriously.
3. I totally think she's standing guard! Love their jackets. Penny has a Christmas sweater, but Emma is so fat and furry that she doesn't need one. ;)

Paula said...

Your kitchen is just plain old beautiful! I love your curtain fabric, counters, cabinets, and the two lamps by your sink. I never would have thought to do that. Your snowmen plates are so cute. I'll bet that your boys look forward to seeing them each year.

Candis Berge said...

Hi! This is the first time I've visited your blog and loved it. I also have 3 sons (33, 32, 30) and they are now married. (and 10 grandchildren from 7 to 4 months). Your Christmas decorations are so inviting. I loved the lego the best and I could relate to it! Last year my youngest son found his old "superheros" and placed them strategically all within my Snow village houses to see if I'd notice! ha ha. Of course I did!
God bless you this Christmas season!

Karen said...

Richella, love the snowmen - kinda partial to them myself. I love the fact you can leave them out through January. But, I really love your two lamps on each side of the sink. It makes that tiresome area look warm & inviting. :)

~ Renee said...

The new garland is PERFECT! (& love the plates, too ;)

Jen ( said...

Oh my gosh! Your house is so gorgeous. Thanks for the tour. Maybe some day my house will look so nice. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything looks wonderful. Your home is beautiful. Love the screened porch also. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

mustard seeds said...

Your porch is beautiful, and I love the dog helping himself to goodies. said...

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HeathahLee said...

She's doing both! She's keeping watch until Cocoa's turn is over, then they'll swap. :D

I love your snowmen! I have quite a collection myself, but just didn't have the gumption to get it all out. I picked out my favorites and put them out, though. The ones that make me smile are the most important ones, anyway! : )

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

I love the wreath that almost was! I have many of those :) I will have to show my 6 yr old that Lego scene...he will love it! Everything is beautiful and tasteful as always...

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Hi Richella!
I love all the adorumble snowmen. I have a dear friend that has almost as many as you do! She is easy to shop for ;)
Where/how in the world did that Lego Set turn into a village--that is extremely creative!
I think with a name like Snickers, she must be waiting her turn for some goodies. Your puppers are too cute!
Hugs and blessings to you1

Michaela said...

Okay! Those dogs in their coats are adorable. Your home is beautiful! And so funny-- The title of this post is exactly what the title of my post from a few days ago is...hehe (:

Anonymous said...

I really like that you put the lighted garland on the railing
in your kitchen. That added just the perfect touch.

We lived for 20 years in
Mt Pleasant Michigan and raised our
son and daughter there.
Our son is 38 and our daughter is 31. And we have grandbabies.


Jen said...

Love all your decorations, but mostly the lego display! It reminds me of a year my son made me a big lego heart and a small santa. I still put it out as part of my decor every year and he is now 25!


Heather said...

Everything looks lovely!

Sarah Ann said...

I love you put candles in the 6 glass holder thingy (I don't know what it's called). I always see those at thrift stores and never get one because I don't know what to do with it! Look great. I love snowmen too. I like the legos out too!!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Love you Christmas decor, your stair railing garland is beautiful, love the rusty snowmans too! Wishing you Merry Christmas

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Your home looks so warm and all ready. I adore that sun porch, it is awesome! You really have it decorated cute too. Happy Holidays to you and your lovely family.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL at Snickers and the other "thief", Richella! I think Snickers is supposed to be the look-out, but apparently failed since they were caught on camera! : ) Love your decorations and you're a girl after my own heart ~ I have snowmen all over the place at my house, too. Can you believe I didn't even realize I had a "collection" until last year!?

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